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From 1961 —
We Are Making Memories
Boys and girls – all of us and all ages – we are daily making memories.
These memories – like our thoughts and deeds of today – will be fond or sad, good or bad in the years ahead. They will bless us with inward satisfactions or will burn us with remorse.
What are some of the memories we can make today?
For happy men and women of tomorrow there will be the memories of a Scout oath well kept – loyalty to God, country and helpfulness to other people – plus the wholesome fun of self-improvement boys and girls can have in Scout or Beehive camp or troop meeting.
Later in life there will follow the happy days when boy meets girl in the school, church or home “social” where lasting ties first begin to form.
And, still later, for many who are fortunate enough to perform missions for their church, there will live in memory those precious images of a well-spent two or three years sharing a testimony with others.
For the girl who’s left behind and waits for the missionary’s return and later marries him and becomes the mother of his children, there will also be happy memories – a whole eternity of joyful memories and rewards.
These and a thousand other fond memories of a life well lived will stay bright to give us joy as we grow rich in the affection of friends and in well-won self esteem.
These beautiful memories – the projection of present good deeds and right living – can belong to each of us for time and all eternity.
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF